Charlie Worsham Announces ‘Compadres’ + Releases Collab with Luke Combs


‘How I Learned To Pray’ feat. Luke Combs OUT NOW

Music Video Makes Broadcast Premiere Across CMT Platforms & Paramount Billboards in Times Square

NASHVILLE, TN.  (August 18, 2023) – Celebrated singer / songwriter, instrumentalist and recording artist Charlie Worsham has the entire Music City creative community in his corner, and that’s never been more apparent than with his forthcoming project Compadres. The five-track album, due October 13, features a handful of Worsham’s most decorated collaborators and fiercest champions: Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Elle King, Kip Moore and Lainey Wilson (full track listing below). Pre-order Compadres HERE.

“I’m so excited for the world to hear me sing ‘How I Learned To Pray’ alongside my buddy Luke Combs,” Worsham said. “The whole idea behind Compadres is to celebrate the friendships I’ve made through music over the past decade. I think fans will be able to hear how much fun we had making this project, and I think they’ll also hear how each of these songs tells a different part of my story. I’ve gotta give a shout-out to my Compadre-in-Chief, Jaren Johnston, for producing this project with me and pushing me to sing and play with more ferocity than ever before.”

Compadres, produced by The Cadillac Three frontman Jaren Johnston, is a versatile introduction to the next chapter of a decade-long story. More than that, it is a musical statement from his supporters that Charlie Worsham will have his moment. The first track, ‘How I Learned To Pray‘ feat. Luke Combs, is out today, following a world exclusive first play from Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 yesterday (listen here).

‘How I Learned To Pray’ has connected with fans even before release, with more than 14,000 people on TikTok using the audio to create their own clips. The song’s official music video premiered across all CMT platforms and the Paramount billboards in New York City’s Times Square, and will be available on YouTube at 4pm BST today (18/8) – watch here.

From his debut album Rubberband to his 2021 EP Sugarcane, Worsham’s discography has earned unflagging praise from critical outlets including NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Tennessean, Billboard and Rolling Stone. In addition to creating his own music, the proud Mississippi native has recently contributed his talents as both a vocalist and instrumentalist to projects from Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Brandy Clark, Vince Gill, Hailey Whitters, Corey Kent, and Keith Urban, among others. He continues to tour as part of Dierks Bentley’s band, and he was honored with the 2022 ACM Award for Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year.

Like his Compadres have done for him, Worsham continues to uplift his fellow “liner note legends” as host of Pickers Radio on Apple Music Country. Listen HERE.


1. Creekwater Clear feat. Elle King (Charlie Worsham, Brent Cobb, Jaren Johnston)

2. Handful of Dust feat. Lainey Wilson (Tony Arata)

3. How I Learned To Pray feat. Luke Combs (Charlie Worsham, Jeremy Spillman, Ryan Tyndell)

4. Kiss Like You Dance feat. Kip Moore (Jon Nite, Andrew DeRoberts, Andy Albert)

5. Things I Can’t Control feat. Dierks Bentley (Ross Copperman, David Lee Murphy, Ashley Gorley)

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